The Babe Theory Of Political Movements.
Mar. 21, 2005 11:50 AM
Iran's Sham Election In Houston.
June 20, 2005 5:36 AM
Yes, Kanye, Bush Does Care.
Oct. 31, 2005 12:41 AM
Health Care vs. Wealth Care.
Nov. 23, 2005 3:28 PM
Americans Voting With Their Feet.
Nov. 30, 2005 1:33 PM
Idea Majorities Matter.
May 12, 2006 6:15 PM
Twilight Zone Economics.
Oct. 17, 2006 12:30 AM
The "Shrinking" Middle Class.
Dec. 13, 2006 1:01 PM
From Ashes, GOP Opportunities.
Dec. 18, 2006 6:37 PM
Battle Between Entitlements & Pork.
Dec. 21, 2006 12:31 PM
Let Economic Freedom Reign.
Dec. 22, 2006 10:22 PM
Biggest Health Care Moment In Decades.
July 25, 2007 4:32 PM
Unions Antithetical to Liberty.
May 28, 2008 11:12 PM
Right To Work States Rock.
June 9, 2008 12:25 PM
Social Security Reform Thursday.
March 13, 2008
Caption Contest: Enter Today!
Due: July 29, 2008
The Carnival Of Classiness.
Mar. 14, 2006
Quotational Therapy: Obama.
Apr. 4, 2008
Mainstream Melee: Wolfowitz.
May 19, 2007
Pundit Roundtable: Leaks.
July 9, 2006
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July 14, 2006
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This Week's Carnival of Revolutions:
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Some Call It A Bonfire/Carnival Of Classiness...
Marginal Revolution blog takes a gander at some uniquely Japanese cultural characteristics:
Many Japanese think green is a shade of blue, and they often take off their shoes before committing suicide.
Some fascinating stuff.
Winds of Change blog takes note of an immensely important geopolitical event, one that was barely reported in the media:
...this week, The United States and India signed a 10-year agreement paving the way for stepped up military ties, including joint weapons production and cooperation on missile defense. Titled the "New Framework for the US-India Defense Relationship" (NFDR), it was signed on June 27/05 by U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and India's Defense Minister Pranab Mukherjee.
NBC's Brian Williams-
IMAO offers this hilarious take on the strange moral equivocation of news anchor Brian Williams.
Fun times. And very classy.
Brian Caplan of EconLog takes a unique look at marrying for money:
By going to the world market, the typical American man could probably use the lure of citizenship and a First World standard of living to find a wife who is better-looking, younger, and less demanding than he could find in the States. Roll your eyes if you must!
One can only wonder how much widespread this actually is.
Those with even a modicum of historical perspective and good sense knew full well there is something very wrong and embarrassing here. But all of them felt obliged to bury concerns about rampant corruption, totalitarianism, waste, apathy and inefficiency in gooey bromides about how great it is that so many young people are showing that they “care”.
I have no doubt that Bono is sincere in his concern for Africa, but, watching Live 8, the effort really just missed the point. Millenium Challenge Accounts are what the world needs to get on board with, not awareness for the sake of awareness. Mark Steyn has some great thoughts on the matter.
Oh, and incidentally, Pink Floyd put on a freaking awesome show.
The Coalition of the Deaf and Blind-
Call us crazy, but is it that unreasonable to assume that: A terrorist after the war = a terrorist before the war? The debate over whether Ba'athist Iraq was a terror state as defined multiple times by the President in September 2001 is pretty much over. And yet liberals remain under the impression that Saddam was the Iraqi Robert E. Lee, an honorable and worthy opponent who obeyed the rules of warfare, and had nothing to do with terrorism.
Yet, the elite media has actively assisted this bizarre leftist revisionism.
Just One Minute blog has the best coverage of the "Karl Rove is the leaker" quasi-hysteria that erupted over the weekend. Just One Minute also adds, today:
The NY Times lacks a comics section, but makes up for it with stories like this....
Credibility is painstakingly earned and rapidly lost. It seems like some media types (ahem, cough, Lawrence O'Donnell, cough, ahem) may not be aware of that equation.
Asymmetrical Information blog notes that the Democrats have almost zero chance of taking back the Senate in 2006.
Patterico's Pontifications blog takes note of just how often Justice Sandra Day O'Connor has been in the minority in 5-4 decisions:
Today’s L.A. Times editorial on Justice O’Connor opens with this statement:
Low-key social life, eh-
Michelle Malkin notes that Valerie Plame's private life is far from private.
It seems possible that nobody in particular outed Valerie Plame. After all, it's hard to reveal a secret that is already public knowledge.
Powerline blog examines the point of a Doonesbury comic strip:
I'm not familiar with the characters Trudeau employs in this strip, but his point seems to be that bloggers are obsessive, clueless, vainly in love with the sound of their voice even if no one is listening, and perhaps delusional. I'm sure the portrait applies to some cartoonists as well as bloggers.
The common thread in all the hate mail I have ever gotten is that I am full of myself, narcissistic, and otherwise vain. An interesting take on a comic strip I never read.
Captain's Quarters takes note of Nancy Pelosi's trip disclosure problems:
Pelosi has created a catastrophe for the Democrats, now including herself, by kicking over the travel-expenses rock. She may have aimed at DeLay, but her choice of weapons could not have been worse. It amounts to poetic justice that the misfire has specifically hit her as well as her fellow caucus members, who may soon decide that her leadership costs them more than it's worth.
The thing is, conservatives warned Pelosi not to go after DeLay unless she was sure she was spotless herself. But she pressed on anyway.
La Shawn Barber wonders what Mexicans really think of blacks:
I wasn’t going to blog about this because it nauseates me, then I changed my mind. Michelle Malkin beat me to the punch anyway. Whenever I see racist caricatures of blacks from back in the day, I cringe. To think there was a time in the U.S. when whites openly mocked and ridiculed blacks with these exaggerated stereotypes, and blackface comedy was all the rage.
It is amazing, but it is indicative of a greater, lingering, widespread backwardness in Mexico.
If America is a transcendent ideal, one need not even set foot here to become an American. This is why America is not a nation: it is a universal principle, and not reserved merely for those fortunate enough to be American by an accident of birth.
America is still the shining city on the hill. No other country can make that claim.
The Decision '08 blog wonders if the futures markets know something the rest of us don't:
In any event, the price of the Gonzales contract has essentially doubled on heavy volume...when the choice is between random talking heads and people who are putting money where their mouth is, always follow the money...
The markets have been amazingly successful at making these kinds of predictions, but I would just bet that George W. Bush's famously close-knit circle of advisors is keeping their mouths shut until President Bush returns from Gleneagles, Scotland.
Last Week's Classiness Certification from WILLisms.com:
Posted by Will Franklin · 5 July 2005 01:13 PM
Re: 11 - How much flame mail do you get? I've never gotten any hate mail at FIU. I suppose it's a function of traffic. I'm sure Rob, Darius or myself have posted something that would justify a spiteful email.
Posted by: Hoodlumman at July 5, 2005 02:02 PM
I get at least two or three per week. Sometimes more. I've gotten 5 or 6 following my Iraq post.
Posted by: Will Franklin at July 5, 2005 03:13 PM
I just sent Hoodlumman and the FIU guys their first Hate mail letter!
Posted by: Zsa Zsa at July 5, 2005 04:19 PM
Sorry, Zsa. We saw right through your faux-hate comment. You're already on the record as a fan of FIU. See our testimonials on the right column of our blog.
Posted by: Hoodlumman at July 5, 2005 05:02 PM
And you mentioned a "Danny" character, Zsa. Is this a frequent hater of Willisms?
Posted by: Hoodlumman at July 5, 2005 05:04 PM
Hoodlumman, I don't recall ever seeing him before? BUT...His comment is on the WHAT IF column on WILLisms.com... He is such a ukngfa @sshole if you will pardon the expression!...
Posted by: Zsa Zsa at July 5, 2005 07:42 PM
Another good carnival, Will. Just be careful with reference to Karl Rove - he is, after all, the personification of evil in this world. Ted Rall says he's worse than Osama Bin Laden!
The link to the American Thinker piece in number 9 needs a fix, though.
Posted by: Giacomo at July 5, 2005 09:27 PM
Thanks for the heads up. Fixed.
Posted by: Will Franklin at July 5, 2005 10:15 PM
Those Japanese are into some crazy stuff...! Yikes...
Posted by: Zsa Zsa at July 6, 2005 07:29 PM
Belated thanks for the link Will!!!
Am I Classy Now?
Posted by: Am I A Pundit Now? at July 7, 2005 01:55 AM
Tell me again... WHY? is Karl Rove so feared and hated? I just don't get it!
Posted by: Zsa Zsa at July 7, 2005 07:48 AM
I think Nancy Pelosi is good for the GOP... I am starting to reeeeeeeaaaallllly appreciate that gal... Thanks Nancy!
Posted by: Zsa Zsa at July 7, 2005 08:10 AM